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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

If you're craving a delicious, cozy, and healthy version of the oatmeal packets we all grew up eating, this recipe for Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats is for you!

Apple cinnamon overnight oats

Overnight oats are one of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas. They're quick and easy to make, packed with protein and nutrients, and so delicious.

This recipe for apple cinnamon overnight oats combines cozy, warm fall flavors. Apple and cinnamon is a classic combination that can't be beat. There is a reason we see apple cinnamon everything - it is a tried and true favorite that is so delicious!

What are overnight oats?

If you haven't had overnight oatmeal, it is a method of making oatmeal a bit differently than usual. Instead of cooking oats on your stovetop or microwave and eating them warm, overnight oats are cooked by being soaked with ingredients in the fridge overnight.

By having the oats soak in the fridge, they will absorb the liquid and be ready to eat without being cooked in the typical way.

What ingredients do I need?

The base of each overnight oats recipe is very simple and uses similar ingredients. Here are some of the basic ingredients:

  • oats
  • almond milk
  • apple 
  • cinnamon
  • syrup
  • protein powder vanilla
  • optional: honey, stevia, etc.

Substitution ideas

As I said above, the base of this recipe is the classic combination of apple and cinnamon. If you are going to make too many changes to this recipe, you'll end up with something completely different.

That being said, here are some substitution ideas that will not change the apple-cinnamony-ness of this recipe:

  • Oats – Because this recipe is for overnight oats, you definitely need some sort of oats. I use quick oats but you could use gluten-free, flavored, or whatever kind you like best.
  • Almond milk – Any other kind of milk will work well for this recipe so you can choose whatever matches your dietary needs.
  • Vanilla – A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats, but you could opt for stevia, honey, or syrup.

If you still aren't sold on the whole apple cinnamon idea, here are some other fruit- based overnight oats recipes you could try:

How to make apple cinnamon overnight oats

You are going to love how simple it is to make these overnight oats!

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Add all ingredients to a jar.
  • Shake well.
  • Store in fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Add any extra toppings you want!

How long does it take to make apple cinnamon overnight oats?

This recipe for high-protein chocolate overnight oats is incredibly quick and easy! It will take 5 minutes for you to gather the ingredients, add ingredients to the jar, and clean up.

How can I store these oats?

You can make these oats ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Don't be shy about using this for meal prep. You can quadruple the recipe (or multiply by how many days of oatmeal you'd like) and then store in the fridge!

Are overnight oats a good source of protein?

Yes, because we add the protein powder into this recipe, it is a great, high-protein way for you to start your day. There are 17g of protein in each serving!

My personal favorite protein powder is Bad Athletics. My codo JORDO will get you a discount at checkout!

What fruit is best for overnight oats?

As I said earlier, I have tons of recipes that include fruit in overnight oats. One of the best things about overnight oats is that you can really tailor them to whatver you like! I've used peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries...the options really are endless.

Here are a few other substitutions you can make with your overnight oats:

  • For more protein: greek yogurt, protein powder, cottage cheese, nut butter
  • Extra sweetness: honey, syrup, vanilla, fruit
  • For texture: granola, chia seeds, chocolate chips

Is apple and cinnamon oatmeal good for you?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and overnight oats are absolutely healthy for me! All of my favorite overnight oats recipes have a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.

There are whole ingredient add-ins as well that can add delicious and nutritious flavors. I love that I can eat this for a quick and easy breakfast and it will keep me full and fueled until lunch!

How to meal prep overnight oats

This recipe could not be more perfect for meal prep. Like I said above, you can quadruple the recipe (or multiply by how many days of oatmeal you'd like) and then store in the fridge!

It is so relieving to have an extremely filling, high-protein breakfast ready to go each morning.

Where to buy overnight apple cinnamon oats

If you don't want to make this recipe and would rather just buy the overnight oats, you've got options. I like these RXBAR Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats on Amazon.

Craving more overnight oats?

Check out these other tried and true overnight oats recipes:

This is a bowl of apple cinnamon overnight oats. There is a small bowl filled with oats and topped with apple pieces and sprinkled with cinnamon. There's a jar filled with oats next to the bowl.
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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

If you're craving a delicious, cozy, and healthy version of the oatmeal packets we all grew up eating - this recipe for Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats is for you!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon, overnight oats
Servings: 1
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • mason jar
  • measuring spoons

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ apple chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp syrup
  • 1 scoop protein powder vanilla
  • optional: honey, stevia, etc.

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Add all ingredients to a jar.
  • Shake well.
  • Store in fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Add any extra toppings you want!

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 16mg
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